Thanks all

Just wanted to thank everyone for their work on Ruby.
Here is why I love it:
very descriptive! I can add functions to existing classes and suddenly
String.to_parsed_date works and makes sense.
Blocks–annoying at the beginning, in the end they are priceless as
reducing code usage.
EventMachine–suddenly Ruby works with network apps and doesn’t die!
Celestial!
Cool user base :slight_smile:
Take care.
-Roger

Roger P. wrote:

Blocks–annoying at the beginning, in the end they are priceless as
reducing code usage.

Out of curiosity… what seemed annoying about them, and what was it
that changed your mind (an example, an explanation,…)?

Joel VanderWerf wrote:

Roger P. wrote:

Blocks–annoying at the beginning, in the end they are priceless as
reducing code usage.

Out of curiosity… what seemed annoying about them, and what was it
that changed your mind (an example, an explanation,…)?

Figuring out what they are at all–I’m passing a block?
syntax for a block. &block
But in retrospect we mostly use them as newbies without knowing what we
are doing, and that’s ok.

Marc H. wrote:

Figuring out what they are at all–I’m passing a block?
syntax for a block. &block
But in retrospect we mostly use them as newbies without knowing what we
are doing, and that’s ok.

Isn’t a block just something like {} ?

It is, and also do…end
I guess the familiarity of {} with C also helps one integrate to ruby
more easily.
Take care!

Figuring out what they are at all–I’m passing a block?
syntax for a block. &block
But in retrospect we mostly use them as newbies without knowing what we
are doing, and that’s ok.

Isn’t a block just something like {} ?

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